September 2018

The Perfect Church 2018

Big Idea:  Scripture tells us that the perfect church is a reality. Our definition of the perfect church has just been the problem. And since we have erred in defining what the perfect church is, we further err in determining those things that are really important to the life of the church.  This is what […]



More Than A Big Fish Story

Big Idea:  When we tell the story of Jonah, we usually focus on the “big fish” story. However, the real story of Jonah is the story of a child of God who begrudges God’s mercy on those he considers to evil to be forgiven … so God teaches him a lesson about caring.  



August 2018

The Kingdom Response

As citizens of the kingdom, we have a journey to take (and a home to build). The way that we journey (and how we build) has everything to do with the destination which we will arrive at. What choices will you make on your journey, and how will you build?



July 2018

Judging Judgment

“Don’t judge me” is the mantra of our day. The appeal is even often directly connected to Jesus’ plea of Matthew 7:1. However, Jesus wasn’t saying that everyone has the right to determine what is right for them without others pointing out that they are wrong. Jesus’ statement has to do with condemning others for […]



Show Offs Aren’t Spiritual

Jesus speaks to the spiritual show-off within us, and says cut it out or you will be left out. In drawing this point out he gives us examples of spiritual show-offs in three areas, and prescribes the proper corrective for each. If we struggle with the desire to be applauded for our spirituality, he gives […]



May 2018

Experience Grace In Battle

The church is in the midst of a battle. However, sometimes the church seems to forget who the enemy is. When we do that we become vulnerable. When we remember the true enemy, we can properly see how to partner with others on the battlefield.



April 2018

Experience Grace In the Church

Grace is not just for personal enjoyment. Grace is how the church is called to live. In Ephesians 4, Paul instructs us to walk in the unity, and provides us a number of signposts for living in that unity.



Experience Grace

Apart from Christ we are dead. In Christ we are made alive.   We can do nothing to rescue ourselves. Christ has already done everything which needs done to bring about our salvation.   This is the message of the gospel … the power of God to bring us back from death to life in […]



No Foolin’

While many in the world would call Christians fools for their beliefs, it is truly foolish to not trust in the will and plan of God. God has blessed us abundantly so is worthy of the worship that we offer to him. Ephesians 1 tells us of three blessings that should bring us to worship […]



March 2018

Homesick For A Place We’ve Never Been

When we remove the myths of harps, halos and floating on clouds, the message of Heaven is that we have a place to look forward to which will be best described as God’s presence, a place of beauty, holiness, security, and renewal. Heaven is described in Revelation 21 and 22 with three metaphors: a city, […]



Wedding & War: Salvation Song In Two Stanzas

In the only chapter in the entire New Testament that contains the word “Hallelujah” we are called to worship. That worship is the response to two saving actions takes on the part of the church. A wedding and a war.



Toppling Whores and Attaining Holiness

Babylon is a looker, a luxurious harlot, a materialistic magnet. While the Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 is Rome, she still walks the streets today, offering the gratification of all that she can supply from her promise of wealth and prosperity.    Yet, believers are called out of the materialistic pursuits of Babylon. We […]